The Hall of Fame Award is presented annually at a banquet in the Spring to alumni or special friends who represent the Christian values taught at Aquinas. This person should be recognized as having given back to Aquinas and the community in a way that upholds the tradition and teachings of this Institute. The nomination form must be completed and submitted by October 15th to be considered for the following spring.
Induction is based on the following four categories and criteria specific to each:
- Induction honors outstanding athletes for their athletic performance or coaching, leadership and team contributions at Aquinas.
- Following their tenure at Aquinas, nominees must have maintained a record of good standing in their communities and their chosen fields of endeavor.
- A minimum of two recipients will be inducted annually into this category.
- Induction honors Aquinas families who demonstrate a commitment to Aquinas and its Christian values.
- Induction honors Aquinas families who have multiple (2 or more) generations of Aquinas students/alumni.
- Induction honors candidates who display the allegiance and dedication to the core values and mission of the Institute, representing the “Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge supported through gospel values” that are foremost in the legacy and tradition of The Aquinas Institute.
- Induction honors an alumnus or special friend and supporter of Aquinas, who represents the Christian values taught at Aquinas. This person should be recognized as having given back to Aquinas and the community in a way that upholds the tradition and teachings of this institute.
- Induction honors outstanding and widely recognized achievement. The award salutes, in particular, those who exemplify the standards and objectives of The Aquinas Institute through personal conduct, professional accomplishments and community service.
- This category is for those members of the Aquinas community who are not alumni but are worthy of recognition for their achievements.
- This award may not be presented annually, as it closely resembles the Distinguished Alumnus Award but provides a vehicle for those worthy candidates who may not be alumni or may be unable to accept at the time the DA Award is presented (graduation).